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Oy! This has been one long cold and flu season! It all started when my toddler started at daycare back in July. Parents with kids in daycare, you know what happened next, right? In August, we got a cold. September, we got another cold. October, November, December—cold, cold, cold.

I’m a pro now. I wash my hands like crazy. I make sure I wash those chubby baby hands, too, but it just doesn’t keep the colds away as the little monkey builds his immune system (and mine, apparently) one virus at a time.

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It’s not that bad, really. I’m getting used to bringing tissues with me everywhere (and my deeper, more nasal sounding voice). But in the morning, when I wake up and get the little bit of time just for me – my morning shower – that’s when I want just a wee bit of relief.

Eucalyptus Shower Steamers | Evermine Blog |
With the steam fogging up the mirrors and the hot water bathing over my aching muscles, I add a eucalyptus shower steamer to the shower floor and let the soothing fragrance fill the air.

Eucalyptus Shower Steamers
Recipe Type: Bath and Body
Author: Stephanie Rose
Eucalyptus is great as a decongestant, and I find it really helpful when I have sinus congestion.
  • 2 cups baking soda
  • 1 cup citric acid
  • 100% pure witch hazel
  • Spray bottle
  • 20 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
  • Hard plastic moulds used for soap making and bath bombs
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  2. Measure out half of the baking soda and citric acid into a large bowl. Mix well with your hands and add 20 drops of eucalyptus essential oil.
  3. Pour witch hazel into the spray bottle and start spritzing the top of the powder lightly and quickly mix with your hands. Keep spritzing and mixing until the powder begins to hold together like wet snow. Work quickly in this stage and be careful not to over saturate the powder. If you add too much witch hazel you will see the mixture starting to fizz.
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  5. Pack the mixture into a mould by filling it quickly and really pressing down to ensure it is packed tightly. Only fill one mould at a time.
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  7. Flip the mould over onto a cutting board or hard surface and tap to remove the shower steamer. Allow it to dry for 24 hours and harden before using.
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  9. To use, set the shower steamer on the floor of the shower just as you get in. It will fizz and dissolve as it releases the essential oils into the steam.
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Please note: Eucalyptus essential oil is not safe for use on children under the age of 10, so please, let’s keep this special treat for us grown ups only!

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Stephanie Rose (96 Posts)

Stephanie Rose is a gardener who lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada, where she has grown over 100 edibles, 400 perennials, and countless other plants in her small urban yard; a hobby that continues to grow with each season. Stephanie writes DIY garden projects, yummy recipes and crafty goodness at Garden Therapy where she hopes you will find something to inspire you to get outside for a little, well, garden therapy.


  1. This is a wonderful idea for those of us in New England who can’t seem to break free of the what seems like daily snow storms, followed by all the cold and therefore unending swarms of sickness that are enveloping us! I’m going to need to try this! Thank you so much for such a great idea!

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